In the Fire

Project Description

Memories, trauma, self-discovery, ageing, and love are sparked with In The Fire as performer Holly Treddenick explores her father’s career as a firefighter and her relationship with him. What starts with a firefighter’s coat, pants, and boots explodes into a multidisciplinary aerial and dance show and pays homage to everyone who had lost someone or something to fire.


  • 1995 – Initial conceptualization in a solo piece at School of Toronto Dance Theatre
  • 2019 – Early stage presentation at Buddies in Bad Time’s Rhubarb Festival
  • 2019 – Presentation at St. John’s International Circus Fest’s Edge of the World Cabaret

Creative Team

Creator and performer: Holly Treddenick
Director: Monica Dottor
Aerial coach and dramaturg: Angola Murdoch
Memoir & Movement: Sara Porter
Original Score: John Gzowski
Costume Designers: Stacie Patterson and Sara Torrie
Lighting Designer: Michelle Ramsay
Set Designers: Monica Dottor, Holly Treddenick, Peter Benedetti
Apparatus Design and Build: Upstage Fabrication


Performed at the Rhubarb Festival, 2019

In The Fire is supported by the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council For The Arts.

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